Posts tagged ‘ap’

Three Years Old, the Obama Occidental Hoax is Still Being Spread, this time by Miami County Liberty

It’s been three years since someone issued a hoax e-mail that claimed to be an AP article breaking the “news” that Barack Obama had been exposed as a secret foreigner whose name was really “Barry Soetoro”:

In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has Released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College … Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.”

Just as quickly as the e-mail started making the rounds, it was quickly and repeatedly debunked. There is no such article in the AP archives, and there is no released Occidental transcript. They can’t be documented, meaning that there is no support for the claims of the hoax “article.”

But that isn’t stopping the adherents to the Obama birth certificate conspiracy theory. Despite clear and readily available documentation that this message is a hoax (and a three year old one at that) people continue to spread it as if it were real, still-“breaking” news.

Here’s another of the groups to do so recently: Miami County Liberty of Miami County, Ohio…

Miami County Liberty posts an Obama hoax for over a month, with nobody checking facts on it

It’s been nearly two months since the hoax posting at Miami County Liberty, and nobody’s bothered to check facts on the story. It’s just another “fact” being added to the pile of documents which together in their sheer volume are being counted as proof of a problem that does not exist.


January 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm 4 comments

Chumps of the Day: The Firearms Forum and Shooter45

Psst! Shh! C’mere. Yeah, you, Mr. Scalia. Don’t tell a soul, but hey, I’ve got a brief here underneath this trenchcoat. C’mere, yeah, take a look…

Shooter45 of The Firearms Forum declares:


AP- WASHINGTON D.C. – In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has Released copies…

…blah, blah, blah, you’ve read the rest of this fake, hoax, not real, fictional, baloney “news story” that never actually existed. It’s been thoroughly debunked for over half a year as a not-real story by everybody supposed to have been involved. A simple Google search for any part of the text of this hoax story will turn up proof, on the first page of links, that the story is utterly false…

… and still these chumps over at The Firearms Forum are posting it around and talking about “the story” as if it were real! Zut alors! Quel amusement. (That’s Gay Socialist for “boy, you will believe anything, won’t you?”)

AL Mount seriously intones in response, “Please keep us informed.”

Jim Summers of Patoka Lake, Indiana declares with the sadder-but-no-not-actually-wiser-yet cynicism of his years, “Surely you don’t think this is going change anything, it is what it is and we have got the man until hopefully the next election.”

No, they won’t let the truth out! Especially that bit about the Sasquatch impersonating Linda Lingle.

GunHugger in Southwest Pennsylvania finds the real smoking gun that you won’t pry out of his cold, dead, hands: “I few days ago I heard him say ‘I grew up here’ while speaking in Hawaii. I thought it was odd that he didn’t say he was ‘born and grew up here’.”

A HA! And he also said “I,” not “We,” clearly indicating that he thinks that everybody in the state of Hawaii is a refugee from Palau!

But wait. That’s not the best part. Here comes the cherry on top… the SATAN reference, courtesy of OklahomaBrian: “Could he be the foretold ‘Great Deceiver’?”

Bing! Bing! Bing! Bing! Tilt! 5,000,000,000,000 Bonus Points for the SATAN reference!

These are chumps with style.

November 15, 2009 at 2:36 am 3 comments

I do not exist t-shirt

Who removed the text in the above section? What is their agenda? And why won't they let me complete my sent...

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A Clue for the Literal-Minded

Read these tiny words very closely: the group Americans for Freedom of Information does not exist, just like the supposed "AP article" you keep cutting and pasting into e-mails to your irritated family does not exist, just like the "Daily Mail article" referenced in the fake "AP article" does not exist. They're all fabrications. Fakes. Hoaxes. Ask yourself why you're so eager to believe these obvious fakes. No, really. Really, really ask yourself.

A Clue for Those Especially Allergic to Satire

No, we didn't create the hoax, either. Remember, we at Americans for Freedom of Information don't exist!

No One knows who did create the hoax. Unfortunately, we don't know No One or where he lives, so we can't ask No One about it. We do know her sister, Imnot Telling, but ever since the thing in the place with that other thing, we're not on speaking terms.